Sunday, May 22, 2011

katyn massacre victims memorial

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A visitor paid respects in September at a monument in Kharkiv, Ukraine, dedicated to Polish officers murdered in the Katyn massacre.
Source WSJ

MOSCOW—Russia's parliament accepted Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's responsibility for the 1940 Katyn Forest massacre of 22,000 Polish prisoners—a declaration that Poland's leaders welcomed, cautiously, as a step toward justice for an atrocity that still poisons the two countries' relations.

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